The Difference Between a Professional and a Scratcher Tattoo Artist


Tattoo artist at workTattoos are a great way to express your personality and tell the world  in your own way something about you. They last for an eternity and therefore it is very important that the decisions regarding tattoo application should be made wisely. The perfect tattoo design plays a vital role, but it is equally important that you pick the right tattoo artist to do the job. The greatness of any tattoo totally depends on the skills and capabilities of the artist. 


It is crucial that you do not pick a scratcher over a professional just because you can get the job done for cheaper. It is always the best option to get tattooed by a professional who has the necessary skills and is experienced enough to guarantee you the best tattoo application. Never choose to get tattooed by a scratcher. 


If you are not already aware, a scratcher is an individual who is learning how to tattoo. In most cases they learn on their own without any kind of professional help which makes their art and capabilities unreliable. A scratcher is usually not a legal tattoo artist and is usually found working underground. They might think that they are good at what they do, but many times they go wrong and put bad tattoos on people. Depending on the individual, the artist may follow all the safety and hygienic rules or not pay any attention to them.  


Getting a tattoo from a scratcher is extremely risky; you might end up contracting contagious diseases. You increase the possibilities of getting an infection from a person who may or may not follow all the necessary minimum hygienic requirements. With tattoos, there are no two ways, for the desired results you have to go for the best artist you can find irrespective of the price.  


A professional tattoo artist is safe as they perform tattoo applications under sterile and clean conditions. If you do not want to waste your money unnecessarily getting a bad tattoo covered up or reworked by a better artist, take my word and get it done right the first time. This way you are assured of quality work and you may relax as there are very few chances of contamination when worked upon by an established artist.  


Here are some tips that can help you find a good skilled professional artist: 


·                Ask to see the artist’s previous work to figure if he seems capable enough to do your tattoo.   

·                Check that he uses sterile needles and disposable items for every customer   

·                Ensure that the studio uses cross contamination control measures   

·                Look for cleanliness and proper hygiene 




A tattoo is a piece of body art that is going to be imprinted on your skin forever. Do not rush into decisions. It is true that good art will put you back by quite a bit but it would be well worth it. Remember that cheap tattoos are never good and if you decide to get one you may get much more than you bargained for!  


There is a story behind every tattoo and every tattoo means something special. A badly done tattoo can bring nothing more than regret. Make sure to pick the right tattoo artist to ensure the best results. Take the time and effort required to make it extra special, meaningful and perfect to the very last detail.